News from December 2018

Motorist alleges injuries from Mascoutah Avenue crash

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 13, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing a driver for allegedly causing a collision on Mascoutah Avenue.

Property owners allege insurer ignored fire claim

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 13, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — Property owners are suing Country Financial for allegedly failing to respond to their claim after a fire destroyed an outbuilding.

Hospital alleges healthcare plan administrators withheld more than $5 million in payments

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 13, 2018

BELLEVILLE — St. Elizabeth's hospital is suing healthcare plan administrators for more than $5.1 million after the defendants allegedly refused to pay for services.

Driver sues over North Green Mount Road crash

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 14, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing two motorists for allegedly causing a mutli-vehicle collision.

From Legal Newsline

Opioid plaintiffs: A small percentage of pill shipments were 'suspicious.' Or maybe it's nearly all of them

By Daniel Fisher | Dec 14, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Forced to identify opioid prescriptions they say were “suspicious” and never should have been shipped, Ohio cities and counties came up with a rough estimate. Very rough.

Motorist, passengers seek to reduce fees, liens following $300,000 settlement

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 14, 2018

A family seeks to reduce fees and medical liens in accordance with their $300,000 settlement after a drunk driver ran a red light and crashed into their vehicle on Illinois Route 203.

Motorist alleges injuries from crash at Possum Hill Road and IL-4

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 14, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist claims another driver caused a collision when she disobeyed a traffic control device.

Judge approves $250 million State Farm settlement; Says plaintiffs likely would not have prevailed at trial

By Record News | Dec 14, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge David Herndon, who designated Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier as a hostile witness for a trial accusing him of corruption, now admits jurors might have trusted him.

Employee benefit fund administrators allege East St. Louis company failed to make contributions

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 14, 2018

BENTON — An engineers union's employee benefit plan administrators are suing an East St. Louis business, alleging breach of fiduciary duty.

Government alleges Enfield mortgage holder owes $58,000

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 14, 2018

BENTON — The U.S. government is suing an Enfield mortgage holder, alleging he owes more than $58,000 for breach of a mortgage agreement.

Cargill alleges motorist caused collision with employee

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 14, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — Cargill claims a motorist was under the influence of drugs or alcohol when he caused a collision with one of the plaintiff's employees.

Motorist alleges insurer failed to provide coverage

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 14, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver and Unique Insurance for allegedly failing to provide coverage following a rear-end collision.

Woman alleges wrongful termination after requesting work comp benefits

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 14, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman is suing her former employers for allegedly terminating her for requesting workers' compensation benefits.

Supreme Court grants attorney leave to challenge appeals court decision over legal malpractice claim

By John Breslin | Dec 17, 2018

An Edwardsville attorney was granted leave to appeal by the Illinois Supreme Court in a case with its roots in a claim of legal malpractice.

From Cook County Record

Appeals panel: Federal judge wrong to deny Boeing military contractor defense in asbestos suit

By Dan Churney | Dec 17, 2018

A Chicago federal appeals court has overridden a downstate federal judge, who sent an ex-Boeing worker’s asbestos suit against the company back to state court, saying the case belongs under federal jurisdiction because Boeing claims the federal government was in control of its bomber production and knew the danger of asbestos was involved.

Suit alleges girl broke arm at Edwardsville YMCA

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 17, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A man claims his daughter broke her arm on a trampoline at the Edwardsville YMCA.

Suit alleges patient died following cholecystectomy

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 17, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A surgeon with Jersey Community Hospital Medical Group is accused of perforating a patient's small bowel during a cholecystectomy.

National farmers organization alleges trademark infringement

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 17, 2018

BENTON — A national farmers organization is suing a De Soto business, alleging trademark dilution.

Customer alleges injuries from slip, fall at Granite City supermarket

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 17, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A customer claims she slipped and fell on a puddle of liquid at a Granite City supermarket.

Man alleges injures from tree limb while walking in Granite City

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 17, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A man is suing a local park district for allegedly failing to properly inspect tree limbs hanging over the walking path.

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